Automate your IT tasks with this scripting guide!

Scripting Automation with Bash, PowerShell, and Python

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470 pages, , Print edition paperback
ISBN 978-1-4932-2556-9
470 pages,
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ISBN 978-1-4932-2557-6
470 pages, , Print edition paperback
E-book formats: EPUB, PDF, online
ISBN 978-1-4932-2558-3
Developers and admins, it’s time to simplify your workday. With this practical guide, use scripting to solve tedious IT problems with less effort and less code! Learn about popular scripting languages: Bash, PowerShell, and Python. Master important techniques such as working with Linux, cmdlets, regular expressions, JSON, SSH, Git, and more. Use scripts to automate different scenarios, from backups and image processing to virtual machine management. Discover what’s possible with only 10 lines of code!
  • Learn to work with scripting languages such as Bash, PowerShell, and Python
  • Get to know your scripting toolbox: cmdlets, regular expressions, filters, pipes, and REST APIs
  • Automate key tasks, including backups, database updates, image processing, and web scraping
About the Book About the E-book 470 pages, paperback, 1 in. Including downloadable code examples. Reference book format 7 x 10 in. Printed black and white on 60# offset paper from sustainable sources. Reader-friendly serif font (TheAntiquaB 9.5 Pt.). One-column layout. E-book in full color. PDF (6.4 MB) and EPUB (2.8 MB) files for download, DRM-free with personalized digital watermark. Copy and paste, bookmarks, and print-out permitted. Table of contents, in-text references, and index fully linked. Including online book edition in dedicated reader application.

In this book, you’ll learn about:

  1. Scripting Languages

    Beginners, get the crash course you need in Bash (and its alternative, Zsh), PowerShell, and Python syntax to perform scripting tasks.

  2. Scripting Techniques

    Learn to write successful scripts by following expert guidance and practical examples. Use commands for processing text files, functions for handling JSON and XML files, cron for automating script execution, SSH for running code, and more.

  3. Scripting Examples

    See scripting in action! Walk through concrete applications of scripting: data backup, image processing, web scraping, REST APIs, database maintenance, cloud scenarios, and virtual machine administration.

Highlights include:

  • Bash and Zsh
  • Linux toolbox
  • PowerShell and cmdlets
  • Python and pip
  • JSON, XML, and INI
  • SSH, VS Code, and Git
  • Automation with cron
  • Backup automation
  • Image processing
  • Web scraping
  • Cloud scripting
  • Virtual machines

Dr. Michael Kofler is a programmer and Linux administrator. He studied electrical engineering/telematics at Graz University of Technology.

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